Contract Mistakes in UK Law

  • Mistakes in notices: useful guidance from the Court of Appeal
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Earlier this month the Court of Appeal decided the case of Captain Nigel Crighton Pease v Jeffrey William Carter and Louise Mary Carter. The case concerned whether statutory notices of proceedings ...
    ......This decision made clear that minor defects in contractual notices will not necessarily invalidate a notice if a reasonable recipient “would not have been perplexed in any way by the minor error“. The ......
  • The Insurance Act 2015: What You Need To Know
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... The Act will affect policyholders who enter into insurance contracts wholly or mainly for the purposes of their trade, business or profession. ... contract clauses, which previously had the effect that innocent mistakes could constitute a breach of warranty and enable insurers to avoid the ......
  • Landlords And Tenants - Take Notice!
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... how to draft and serve a notice in accordance with the underlying contract or statute, otherwise there could be serious (and unwanted) repercussions. ...Courts construe notices strictly and are unlikely to excuse mistakes. The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to ......
  • English Law – A Love Letter
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...English law is frequently chosen as the governing law of the contract in international transactions, even though neither party to the agreement ... The ability of English law to correct mistakes by construction. Those who brand English law of contract interpretation ......
  • Challenges Of Switching To New Product Lines – Contractual, Legal And Technical Considerations
    • Mondaq UK
    ......, supply and distribution of any new product adopted is borne in mind and that the urgency to meet the new demands does not result in costly mistakes. Substantial changes may be required to fit the contract to the new product. With the development of products outside a business' usual sphere of ......
  • Professionals, Continuing Duty And Limitation
    • Mondaq UK
    ......The general rule is that there is no continuing contractual duty. on professionals to review their work unless the client chooses to. ...of retainer to exercise continuing vigilance to discover any. mistakes they may have made and then to put them right. Where the relationship ......
  • UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #1
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Basel Committee updates Basel III monitoring FAQs - The Basel Committee has published an updated version of its Basel III monitoring FAQs, including new questions on the “DefCa...
    ...... various guidance for small businesses in relation to unfair contract terms when dealing with consumers. They highlight some of the key mistakes ......
  • Aggregation Of Construction Claims
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... rise to multiple claims from different parties under different contracts. When indemnity is sought under the policy for such claim(s), it has to be ... to two houses in different parts of the country and different mistakes were made by the same architect: again, two claims. But, if it was the ......
  • Investing In Classic Cars: How To Avoid Costly Mistakes
    • Mondaq UK
    ......When selecting your expert, make sure they have appropriate and adequate insurance cover. Draw up a contract. Nobody would buy or sell a house without legal support or documentation and the same should apply to high-value cars. If large sums of money are ......
  • Top Five Mistakes Made When Issuing Court Proceedings
    • Mondaq UK
    ......overdue. This is not always possible, depending on the precise. terms of your contract(s). It is important to look at the situation. as a whole. It is far more practical to wait a little longer if it. means you can issue proceedings for ......
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